March 23, 2015
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
Avoid playtime just after feedings
(HealthDay News) -- It's common for babies to spit up after eating, since their small digestive tracts may struggle to keep down an entire meal.
The Mayo Clinic suggests these tips:
- Hold baby in an upright position for feedings, and keep the infant upright for 30 minutes after eating. Hold off on playtime, including baby swings.
- Feed smaller amounts more frequently, avoiding large feedings.
- Take regular burp breaks from feeding to help get air out of the belly.
- Even if baby spits up, always put the infant to bed on the back rather than the belly to help prevent SIDS.
- If you are nursing, make some changes to your diet to see if it helps baby's problem.